Pink Game: Kentucky Hosts Texas A&M Sunday Inside Memorial Coliseum
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team will return to historic Memorial Coliseum for the first time in over two weeks Sunday as it plays host to Texas A&M at Noon ET for its annual Play4Kay Pink Game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game to help raise awareness for breast cancer.
Single-game tickets are $10 (all ages) in reserved seating areas, while general admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6-18) and seniors (age 65+). Children aged 5 and under do not require a ticket in general admission areas. Tickets are available for purchase at UKathletics.com/tickets. For more on mobile tickets, visit UKathletics.com/mobiletickets.
Sunday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 with Pam Ward and Stephanie White on the call. Darren Headrick will have the call on the UK Sports Network (630AM in Lexington). Live stats and free live audio will be available online at UKathletics.com.
Regardless of vaccination status, all guests will be required to wear a mask while visiting Memorial Coliseum. Fans will not be required to show proof of vaccination to enter, but face coverings – covering the nose and mouth – are required for all fans as they watch the game from their seat and enter, exit, and move around Memorial Coliseum. Children 2 and younger will not be required to wear a mask. If spectators are unable to wear masks, they are encouraged not to attend in person for the sake of their health and the health of others.
Doors to Memorial Coliseum will open one hour prior to tip. All bags must adhere to the UK Athletics Clear Bag policy. All bags and items will be searched. To avoid additional touch points, fans are strongly encouraged to not bring unnecessary bags to Memorial Coliseum. More on UK Athletics’ Clear Bag policy can be found online, here.
Parking for games is available starting three hours prior to tip off in a majority of surface lots surrounding Memorial Coliseum, including the High Street Lot, East Maxwell Lot, Joe Craft Center Lot, College View Lot, Alumni Center Lot and Career Center Lot. The Cornerstone Garage and Parking Structure 2 open two hours prior to tip. The Gatton Student Center Lot is pay-to-park while all other parking options are free. The JCC Lot is primarily used limited mobility/handicap parking. No shuttles are being offered from any lot this season.
Kentucky (9-9, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) will be playing inside Memorial Coliseum for the first time since a disappointing loss to Florida on Jan. 20. That game started a difficult stretch for Kentucky with the Wildcats playing five games in 11 days, going 1-4 during that stretch. Three of those five games were on the road with UK earning its lone win during the stretch at Auburn.
Senior guard Rhyne Howard is leading Kentucky this season with 20.4 points per game, adding 7.4 rebounds per game with 61 assists, 51 steals and 24 blocks. Howard had hit a team-best 32 3-pointers this season. As a team, UK is scoring 71.7 points per game, hitting 43.7 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from 3.
Sunday will be the 12th all-time meeting between Kentucky and Texas A&M in women’s basketball with the Aggies holding a slim 6-5 edge in the series. After Kentucky won four of the first six meetings, the Aggies have won five of the last six. Last season, TAMU defeated Kentucky 77-60 inside Reed Arena in College Station on Jan. 7. This will be retiring head coach Gary Blair’s last trip to Lexington. Blair is 3-2 with the Aggies inside Memorial Coliseum.
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